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Types of Head Injuries

Posted on April 20th, 2009 No Comments

Head injuries can produce some of the most devastating consequences of all bodily traumas, despite only affecting 3 out of every 1000 people. Typically, they result from incidents such as traffic and bicycle accidents, falls, impact from contact sports, and even assault. Head injuries can cause serious short term and long term consequences, depending on the type of injury:

Concussions: Sometimes referred to as a traumatic brain injury, concussions usually result from impacts to the head, causing rotational forces act upon the brain. One of the hallmarks of a concussion is that typically, no structural damage to the brain can be found. However, symptoms that may come up can include headache, issues with motor control, irritability and anxiety.
Contusions: A contusion is another word for a bruise, and a cerebral trauma may cause the brain to swell within the skull, increasing intracranial pressure.  Typically, contusions result from a blow to the head, and they should be monitored closely to ensure that complications do not arise. Symptoms may include a loss of memory, lack of coordination, and weakness.
Hematomas: A hematoma is a rapid buildup of blood, and may be classified differently depending on the type of injury that occurs. However, no matter the type of hematoma, they are all serious and require immediate medical attention.

If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury, contact Cincinnati personal injury lawyer Shawn M. Stepleton at 513-321-7733, and we can evaluate your case.

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